What Was New in Marin in 2019



Azadeh Couture brings its high-end design to a retail location in Sausalito, specializing in hand-tailored and custom bridal, couture, and ready-to-wear.


Longtime downtown San Rafael music store Bananas at Large has moved from Fourth to Second Street, still with the same selection of musical instruments.


The wrap bracelets and lariat necklaces from Nicole Apostoli and Presh can now be found in their new permanent home inside Sidekicks. Find the products across the street from Presh’s former home on San Anselmo Avenue.


San Anselmo Avenue welcomes Wild Minimalist, the Bay Area’s first zero-waste store with a mission to help people ditch single-use plastic items for attractive, sustainable alternatives. Think stainless-steel straws and lunch boxes, compostable cleaning brushes and organic muslin cotton produce bags.



With the November opening of JustFoodforDogs at the Corte Madera Town Center, pet parents now have a direct window into how food for their furry friends is produced. Mimicking Michelin starred restaurants, the exhibition kitchens that churn out doggie eats and treats are designed to be seen and are open for tours to see how their USDA-grade food is made. The opening in Corte Madera marks the first brick and mortar presence for the company which also operates within 42 Northern California Pet Food Express locations, including Mill Valley.


What started in 2000 as a public art project to illuminate Oakland’s local history and unique culture morphed into the Oaklandish apparel brand and a line of shops, Oakland Supply Co, the newest of which landed in Corte Madera in late 2018. Find California-inspired clothing, hats, and straight-up cool gear and show some local love with civic pride-evoking tees and accessories. It’s all made in the USA, too.



Hummus is king at San Rafael’s Julie’s Hummus Bar, where you’ll find 10 organic varieties of that Mediterranean staple plus a full menu of other regional treats, all organic and made fresh daily. Wall murals show scenes of Greece, Jerusalem, Italy and Dubai.



San Rafael’s Fourth Street welcomes Be Alive Infusion & Wellness, specializing in IV immune support, vitamin and mineral infusions and anti-aging therapies. Its newest IV therapy incorporates NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), which purportedly helps restore cognitive function and reduce neurological disease.


Marin’s cannabis concierge ONA, licensed by the city of San Rafael, introduces Beboe, “the Hermes of Marijuana” (New York Times), to its Shop Marin menu. The collection includes vaporizers and microdosed edibles and is available for home delivery by ONA in Marin.


Resonance Spa and Wellness, a holistic center in Corte Madera, offers a new line of CBD-infused phytocannabinoid topical remedies, pairing nanoemulsion full-spectrum CBD with CO2 herbal extracts and nourishing oils. Available in store and online.




Brooklyn, a Project of Chabad of Mill Valley, is part community gathering place, part Judaica retail shop. Its Miller Avenue space has books for children and adults, kitchen and housewares, cups and charity boxes, custom table linens and kippahs and also hosts classes, programs, workshops and events.



The long-running summer and break camp group, Camp EDMO, will expand its Bay Area presence with three new camp programs for summer 2019: Novato, Petaluma and Santa Rosa. Designed for preschool through 8th grade, Camp EDMO offers STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and SEL (Social Emotional Learning) programs. The new camps, located at Good Shepherd Lutheran SchoolSanta Rosa Junior College – Petaluma, and Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa join 35 Camp EDMO™  summer camp locations Bay Area and Sacramento programs.






S.F.–based West Coast Wine and Cheese now has a second location in downtown Mill Valley, continuing to highlight small-production winemakers from California, Washington and Oregon that are pushing the envelope on quality craftsmanship. You’ll find wines by the bottle and glass, West Coast–focused beers on draft and by the bottle, and a rotating cheese and charcuterie menu to complement the wine list.


Located in the old Tony Tutto Pizza, Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine offers non-invasive and innovative procedures like dermal fillers, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments and CoolSculpting. Owner Faye Jamali says the goal is to deliver results without complicated recovery periods or surgical risks.



Filling half of the long-empty space vacated by The Tyler Florence Shop, home decor store Prevalent Projects caters to interior designers and people hoping to add a special modern touch to their space. Products have a minimalist Japanese or Scandinavian aesthetic.


The ’70s-inspired California brand Aviator Nation has a shop in the Mill Valley Lumber Yard stocked with colorful sweats, hoodies, tees, tanks, outerwear, activewear and swimwear for women, men and kids. There’s also a custom-built rainbow-lit music stage and a 24-foot-high wall display of vintage records by famous local bands.